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Clinical Psychologist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion and enthusiasm for supporting young people to improve their mental health and reach their potential?

Trafford CAMHS have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our dynamic and supportive team offering mental health support to children and young people aged up to 18 years. Newly qualified Clinical Psychologists will be well supported via supervision, CPD and opportunities to train and develop.

Working with children and families presenting with a range of mental health challenges, you will have significant opportunity to develop core clinical skills in assessment, formulation, therapy, consultation and supervision of others. We offer a robust supervision and development structure in terms of psychological therapies training within the Trust and across Greater Manchester to access specialist training in line with your own and the team's needs. Clinical psychology is well integrated and valued both within the team and within the wider MFT CAMHS directorate under the Director of Psychological Services.

Trafford CAMHS is located in the town of Sale and serves a diverse community. You will be part of an expanding and energetic CAMHS team that is co-located with colleagues from children's social care and education. Trafford CAMHS delivers services in line with the Thrive framework and sees service user feedback and participation as key components of service delivery and development.

Main duties of the job

To ensure the development, systematic provision, coordination and evaluation of a high-quality specialist psychology assessment and intervention to young people referred to the team. Responsibilities may include:

assessment and intervention with children, teenagers, young adults, and families

work with schools, colleges and other community-based professionals working with children, teenagers, and young adults.

consultation, support, and provision of psychological advice

utilising research skills for audit, policy and service development and research

staff training

liaison and effective teamwork will be required with staff from wider health, community, and education as appropriate

support the development of an evidence base for relevant conditions and outcomes affecting patients treated with our services.

We are keen to promote innovative practice, as well as traditional individual psychological assessment and intervention.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology as accredited by BPS
  • Professional Registration with HCPC



  • Significant experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management
  • Experience of administering and interpreting neuropsychological tests to the required age group
  • Relevant experience and training in multi-disciplinary assessments of neurodevelopmental difficulties in children and adolescents.
  • Proven experience of working effectively with people with mental health difficulties, including autonomous management of a complex caseload which frequently deals with distressing and emotional circumstances.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk: including safeguarding.
  • Experience of hard-to-reach diverse community groups and individuals with emerging complex needs, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities and safeguarding.
  • The ability to use assessment tools and outcome measures / ROMs effectively and in collaboration with the child, young person, and family.


  • Experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of providing a variety of interventions for children and young people with mental health problems and their families.
  • Experience of mentoring and supervision of others

Knowledge and skills


  • Up to date knowledge of child mental health and relevant legislation.
  • Ability to assess needs, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions with young people, parents/carers
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in delivery of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice.
  • Ability to select, use and interpret a range of psychological measures including cognitive and developmental assessments
  • The ability to use assessment tools and outcome measures / ROMs effectively and in collaboration with the child, young person, and family.
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information and overcome barriers to acceptance
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • The ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance.
  • To have the ability to manage own caseload and act as lead practitioner.
  • To be able to function as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other agencies i.e., education, GP's, maintaining positive working relationships.


  • Experience of delivering training
  • Delivery of group work and workshops.
  • Advanced IT skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Waterside House

Sale Waterside


M33 7ZF

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